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AmaWaterways' European family continues to grow with the launch of AmaSonata (and its twin sister AmaReina), identical siblings to AmaPrima and AmaCerto, both launched in 2013. The most innovative design ...
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tscottcpa
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our first, and definitely not the last. Been on the big ship cruises many times, and did not know if we would like this type of cruising. We now prefer it. The ship is immaculate, comfortable and has everything you need. The ... Read more
sparkyvc
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
I just returned from my first river cruise and I am blown away. First, let me dispel a couple of myths because I had some concerns about doing this. I am a 52 y.o. widow and travel alone. So I was fearful I would be suck with a ... Read more
katsfarm
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
AmaSonata, Magnificent Europe itinerary, May 23 - June 6, 2016 fantastic cruise. Cruise Manage, Nikola, and the crew both in front and behind the scenes were wonderful. All tours were great and well planned. The concert in Vienna was ... Read more
Duyo
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This was our second cruise with AMA, the first was the Budapest to Prague xmas cruise (AMAbella). It was from April 29 to MayThe excellence of the cruise made us chose it again to do the lower Danube. There was little to complain about all ... Read more
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gafrank12
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We just Cruised the Melodies of the Danube cruise on the AmaSonata in April for our Honeymoon. This was my first cruise and first time in Europe. From the moment we met our AmaWaterways rep at the airport, our trip was fantastic. Once ... Read more

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ChucknSue
Member Since 2002
6 reviews
12 forum posts
12 helpful votes
This was our first river cruise. It was a fantastic experience once we arrived at the ship (see AMA airline problems below). The ship is beautiful and well maintained. The crew was very friendly and provided great service. The dining ... Read more
w10cruiser
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
9 helpful votes
We had never done a river cruise before, so my dad and I did some research on the best river cruise companies. Everyone has heard of Viking, but as we dug into the reviews we saw that AmaWaterways had excellent ratings. We knew we wanted ... Read more
polarstar
Member Since 2006
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
I have been on two ocean cruises and did not really enjoy it. Food was just ok, never enough time at dock, hassle to get on and off the boat charges and tips everytime you turn around. So when three friends and I decided to take a river ... Read more
bookjjworm
Member Since 2011
1 review
5 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My husband and I, along with my brother in law and his wife, boarded the Sonata for a cruise to Budapest. We loved the entire adventure. The staff on the ship was wonderful and couldn't do enough for us. The food was excellent, with ... Read more
darlar
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
My husband and I were a little apprehensive to book any cruise, as my husband gets a little green with the rocking of a boat. There was no rocking whatsoever and we spent some of our time on the top deck enjoying the scenery. We booked on ... Read more

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simbahay
Member Since 2009
1 review
31 forum posts
5 helpful votes
When we were in the planning stages of the cruise we were discouraged by many people about taking a cruise down the Danube in November. We decided to go, and what an amazing trip we had. The trip started for us in Prague. I had ... Read more
Rocker83
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Where to start? My family and I booked a cruise with amawaterways entitled "romantic Danube" a offering of ports from Prague to Budapest in about 10 days(though 7 day cruise). Sailing in November through middle and eastern ... Read more
L&K
Member Since 2005
1 review
17 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I don't know where to begin! From the moment we arrived until the day we left, every single thing was absolutely perfect. The staff were wonderful. By the end of the cruise, we were sad to leave as we felt like we were leaving our ... Read more
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ichatcoal
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Day 1 Flight LHR to BUD, met at airport by AMA reps then to the ship by coach with running commentary about Hungary and Budapest. The running commentary became a bit of an issue during the week as I felt that most of the guides considered ... Read more
parguy99
Member Since 2006
1 review
16 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
We have been on several ocean cruises and had enough of the giant ships. We decided to give river cruising a try and were so happy we chose the AmaSonata. The whole experience, from the moment we got on, until our departure from the Prague ... Read more

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jess hefford
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
My husband and I were somewhat apprehensive of a river cruise with a view to the confinement onboard a small ship and my first thoughts were "what are we going to do whilst sailing - will it be boring. However we spent a lovely ... Read more
Daw6id
Member Since 2004
9 reviews
223 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We are experienced cruisers, ocean and river. Our last river cruise was a Grand Circle cruise from Budapest to the Black Sea. We wanted to see the tulips, looked for a cruise at the last minute. Viking was fully booked, we were unhappy ... Read more
Bluenose 47
Member Since 2007
15 reviews
27 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
We boarded the AmaSonata on April 1 for the Tulip Time Cruise. This was only our second river cruise, the first being on Uniworld's River Beatrice in 2012, so we had something to compare to. But we have also done approx. two dozen ocean ... Read more
The 2 Ds
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
51 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
This was our first River cruise. We had always wanted to see the tulips in Holland so we chose the Tulip Time itinerary. We embarked in Amsterdam and our ports of call were Hoorn, Arnhem, Nijmegen, Antwerp, Ghent, Wilemstad, Kinderdijk ... Read more
racinbandit95
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
13 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
We are just finishing up our river cruise on the AmaSonata. A beautiful ship, lovely cruise and wonderful itinerary. The only one problem, weather. Mother Nature was not on our side this week as we had just plain awful rain and ... Read more

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greatcats
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Food and preparation were of upmost concern to us when looking for a cruise. Given that food is our vocation and avocation, preparation, quality and presentation are essential. We believe that the ingredients were of high quality. However, ... Read more
bruceu
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our first river cruise, but it seems to us that it would be hard to top. The staff was outstanding, the food and wine excellent, the ship's facilities were everything we expected. Our cruise manager, Kata, was tireless in her ... Read more
tsarena
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I just returned from a fabulous cruise on the Ama Sonata to the Christmas markets on the Danube. This was one of my "bucket list" cruises and it certainly met all my expectations. The ship is lovely and the service is ... Read more
purduemom1
Member Since 2010
1 review
861 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2014
In November we cruised the Danube from Vilshofen to Budapest on this beautiful new ship. Every moment was amazing as was the staff. The cruise director, Peter, worked tirelessly to ensure that everyone's needs were met and that we all ... Read more
Violinbow
Member Since 2012
1 review
11 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We cruised on the AMASonata, Melodies of the Danube itinerary, from Budapest to Prague from October 22 to October 29 with a 3 day Prague extension through November 1. There were 5 of us - my husband and I and 3 single friends. My husband ... Read more

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